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Southern Star Paragon Bourbon Cask Strength Single Barrel Review

Southern Star Paragon Bourbon Review

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The Southern Distilling Company is fairly large contract distiller, but they also produce their own line of whiskeys under the Southern Star label. Also under this label is the Paragon series of wheated bourbons. There’s a 92 proof verion, a Bottled-In-Bond and a Cask Strength Single Barrel. It is the latter that I am reviewing today.

TerrePURE process - OZ Tyler - Tuesday Tidbit

Tuesday Tidbit: TerrePURE, Terressentia and OZ Tyler

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So what’s TerrePURE and what does it have to do with bourbon? Well, the TerrePURE process was developed by the Terressentia Corporation back around 2007. The process purifies alcoholic beverages using ultrasonic energy and oxidation. Few details have been revealed except to say that it could remove unwanted congeners (byproducts of fermentation) as well as convert some fatty acids to more flavorful esters. This process would overall “purify” a spirit and make it more flavorful.

Brough Brothers Bourbon Review

Brough Brothers Bourbon Review

Brough Brothers has an interesting back story. Three brothers opened a distillery not far from where they grew up in a poor area of Louisville, KY — one of the poorest in the state actually. They did so not only to begin their distillery operation but to bring some economic opportunities to the area. Along the way, Brough Brothers became the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky. This a sourced product though Brough Brothers hope to have its own distillate soon.

15 Stars 7 & 15 Year Private Stock Bourbon Review

15 Stars 7 & 15 Year Bourbon Review

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Aged 7 & 15 Years Private Stock Bourbon is the second release from 15 Stars. The first release was their 14 year old Timeless Reserve, which I have reviewed previously. 15 Stars 7 & 15 Year Private Stock Bourbon is, as the name states, a blend of 7 & 15 year old Kentucky Straight bourbons. The bourbons are being sourced from an undisclosed distiller, while 15 Stars’ own whiskeys mature.

Heaven Hill Select Stock 14 Year Bourbon Review

Heaven Hill Select Stock 14 Year Bourbon Review

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Heaven Hill Select Stock has been an annual release for a while now. However, until its debut on the You Do Bourbon Experience, it was not very well known. This year’s release, Heaven Hill Select Stock 14 Year Bourbon, is aged in tapered stave barrels. The goal was to see how this unique barrel affected the bourbon’s taste. Read on to find out!

Wilderness Trail 8 Year Bourbon Review

Wilderness Trail 8 Year Bourbon Review

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Wilderness Trail 8 Year Bourbon is a small batch, which in this case is 18-20 barrels. This bourbon is Bottled In Bond, so it’s 100 proof by definition. The first batch is being sold only at the distillery, with the second batch to be sold throughout Kentucky. There’s definitely a noticeable difference between this 8 year old bourbon and their regular release, which is around 5 years or so. The flavors are definitely more mature. Notably, this bourbon changed considerably aftter having a day or two to open up. The fruit flavors, as well as the more mature flavors really developed, as did more complexity. This is all around a very enjoyable bourbon, and definitely worth the 8 year wait!

Balcones Tres Hombres Whisky Review

Balcones Tres Hombres Whisky Review

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Balcones Tres Hombres Texas Whisky was created in collaboration with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Texas band, ZZ Top. Hence, the whisky’s name comes from the band’s first top 10 album, Tres Hombres, which was released in 1973. Tres Hombres Texas Whisky originally debuted in November 2021. However, the bottle I bought was from the second release, which became available May of this year. It bears the markings batch: ZZ22-1, date: 4.28.22 on its label.

Hardin's Creek Jacob's Well Bourbon Review

Hardin’s Creek Jacob’s Well Bourbon Review

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Jacob’s Well Bourbon is one of the 2 inaugural releases of the James B. Beam Distilling Company’s new Hardin’s Creek brand. Hardin’s Creek Jacob’s Well Bourbon is the polar opposite of their other inaugural release, Colonel James B. Beam Bourbon. Whereas Colonel James B. Beam Bourbon is a 2 year old bourbon meant to be reminiscent of the bourbon produced by Col. Jim Beam shortly after Prohibition ended, Jacob’s Well Bourbon is at the other end of the spectrum. It is a near equal blend of 16 year old bourbon made from the traditional Jim Beam bourbon mash bill and a 15 year old high rye bourbon.

Hardin's Creek Colonel James B Beam Bourbon Review

Hardin’s Creek Colonel James B Beam Bourbon Review

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Hardin’s Creek Colonel James B. Beam Bourbon, which is a 2 year old bourbon made in homage to the bourbon that Col. James B. Beam (aka Jim Beam) brought to market shortly after prohibition ended.

Bardstown Plantation Rum Finish Bourbon Review

Bardstown Bourbon Company Plantation Rum Finish Bourbon Review

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The Bardstown Bourbon Company Plantation Rum Barrel Finished Bourbon is the latest in the BBC’s Collaborative Series. This time, the folks at the BBC have started with a 10 year old Tennessee bourbon. They then finished it in Plantation Rum barrels for 22 months.